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Thursday January 20th


North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

Medicaid expansion and teacher pay have held up N.C.’s budget. Why are they important?

“It’s an expensive program. I mean, Governor Cooper’s budget, his projections are over the first two years it would cost just over $6 billion, for the federal state share, just for two years.” Looking into the details of the Medicaid expansion and teacher pay policies reveal these programs have tangible effects for large populations of North Carolina, including the fact that they are primary reasons the state budget is unable to pass through the general assembly.

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